Top choice live music in Silver Lake & Echo Park

Eastsiders hungry for an eclectic alchemy of sounds pack this super-packed dive, basically a sweaty bar with a stage and a back patio. On the music front, expect anything from indie and electronica, to dub reggae and dream and power pop. Monday nights are dedicated to up-and-coming local bands, with regular club nights including Saturday's always-a-blast Funky Sole party.

Downstairs lies sister venue Echoplex, entered separately from the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd, just around the corner.